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Am J Otolaryngol. 2016 May-Jun;37(3):217-20. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2016.01.012. Epub 2016 Jan 22.

Leiomyoma of the sternothyroid muscle.

Author information

1
THANC Foundation, Otolaryngology, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, 10 Union Square East Suite 5b, New York, NY, 10003. Electronic address: mrowe@thancfoundation.org.
2
Mount Sinai, 310 East 14th Street, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary New York, NY, 10003. Electronic address: akhorsan@chpnet.org.
3
Pathology, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, First Avenue at 16th Street, New York, NY, 10003. Electronic address: dguerrero@chpnet.org.
4
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease, Icahn School of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, 1192 Park Ave, New York, NY, 10128. Electronic address: Elise.brett@mssm.edu.
5
Pathology, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, 330 E 17th St. New York, NY, 10003. Electronic address: jsarlin@chpnet.org.
6
Mount Sinai, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, 10 Union Square East Suite 5b, New York, NY, 10003. Electronic address: murken@chpnet.org.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Leiomyomas are benign cutaneous tumors of smooth muscle origin. Only a small percentage of leiomyomas arise in the head and neck region. We present the first case of leiomyoma arising in the sternothyroid muscle of the neck.

CASE REPORT:

We analyze the clinical presentation, pathology, and histology for a single case study. The histologic findings of the tumor located in the sternothyroid muscle support the diagnosis of leiomyoma.

DISCUSSION:

This is the first case of leiomyoma arising in the sternothyroid muscle, and only the second reported case of leiomyoma in the strap muscles of the neck.

CONCLUSION:

Leiomyoma should be included in the differential diagnosis of soft tissue tumors in the head and neck region. A histological analysis is essential in determining both tumor type and subtype, which will inform the proper course of treatment.

PMID:
27178511
DOI:
10.1016/j.amjoto.2016.01.012
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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